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'Ko ngā tāngata, te mātua mahi - Putting people at the heart of all we do'

Te Whatu Ora, Health New Zealand, leads the day-to-day running of our health system across New Zealand, with functions delivered at local, district, regional and national levels. It weaves the functions of the 20 former District Health Boards into its regional divisions and district offices, ensuring continuity of services in the health system.

Here in Te Tai o Poutini, West Coast we deliver health services to the almost 32,000 people that live in the region. We are committed to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and its principles by ensuring our partnership with Māori are at the forefront of all our conversations.

Te Tai o Poutini is a close-knit community where your work will make a real difference.  We will help you grow as a leader in rural health with a continued focus on your career development.  We continue to break new ground and shape our health system to wrap care around patients in their communities.

About the role

We are seeking a surgeon who has experience delivering of health care in a rural setting and is committed to developing and supporting wellbeing across the healthcare spectrum.

The Department of General Surgery at Te Tai o Poutini West Coast are proud of the services we deliver to the people of Te Tai o Poutini West Coast and surrounding areas. 

This position involves a significant acute General Surgery commitment with elective upper and lower endoscopy forming a significant part of the workload.

Joining us means sharing our goals and values and being dedicated to this community and our team as we seek to become a centre of excellence in rural health care. We offer competitive benefits, flexible working arrangements and a relocation scheme to candidates who will join us in this. In addition, Te Tai o Poutini West Coast offers great lifestyle opportunities.

Our health system services an area which is over 500 km long bordered to the east by the peaks of the Southern Alps/Kā Tiritiri o te Moana, and on the west by the rugged and remote beaches of the West Coast/Te Tai Poutini. It is an area of magnificent primeval vistas, snow-capped mountains, glaciers, rain forests, tussock grasslands, lakes, rivers, wetlands and beaches.

Skills & Experience

You will need to be eligible to gain registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand.

This position involves a significant acute General Surgery commitment with elective upper and lower endoscopy forming a significant part of the workload.

Te Tai o Poutini West Coast Surgical Department works closely together in a collaborative and supportive environment which encompasses a regional approach.  All surgeons are involved in teaching, audit activities and CME.

Our Culture: What matters to us

Ko ngā tāngata, te mātua mahi | Putting people at the heart of all we do 

Health is ultimately all about people. What's important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility taken for delivering outcomes, and going about our work with integrity. 

Belonging Here

Being part of the Te Whatu Ora, Health New Zealand, our people enjoy access to, flexible working arrangements and a genuine and ongoing focus on career development.

Te Whatu Ora, Health New Zealand believes that diversity and inclusion is key to ensure we deliver the best care for our diverse population. As an organisation we are inclusive and equal opportunity employer that welcomes and respects everyone.  

If yiou are interested in this position, please apply online and attach an up to date copy of your CV for consideration. 

For a discussion about this role or
other opportunities contact Alasdair today.

alasdairl@headmedical.com / 0131 357 1848

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